Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WAN over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
South West > Dorset
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 29 30
Rank change year-on-year -7 +1 +1
Contract jobs citing WAN 7 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 2.36% 3.41% 2.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.75% 35.71% 22.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 6
Dorset median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +12.28%
10th Percentile £252 £294 £300
90th Percentile £488 £464 £425
South West median daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year -3.85% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Dorset median hourly rate - £25.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -40.00% +77.08%
South West median hourly rate £18.25 £30.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -39.17% -29.41% +88.09%

WAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Dorset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 80 42 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 26.94% 9.55% 12.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 27 17
Dorset median daily rate £421 £393 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.32% +4.67% -
10th Percentile £186 £177 £163
90th Percentile £475 £443 £645
South West median daily rate £370 £350 £364
% change year-on-year +5.71% -3.78% +2.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 25
Dorset median hourly rate £39.50 £25.50 £42.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.90% -39.94% +63.31%
10th Percentile £11.13 £22.05 £17.25
90th Percentile £44.65 £31.15 £49.19
South West median hourly rate £31.50 £33.00 £39.63
% change year-on-year -4.55% -16.72% +76.11%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Dorset.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Dorset

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WAN in Dorset.

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Dorset

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Dorset over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in Dorset

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN in Dorset.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Dorset

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Dorset region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth +11 3 £273 -31.88% 1
WAN
South West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Dorset region with a requirement for WAN.

1 6 (85.71%) Cisco
1 6 (85.71%) OSPF
1 6 (85.71%) Wireless
2 4 (57.14%) LAN
2 4 (57.14%) DHCP
2 4 (57.14%) DNS
3 3 (42.86%) Broadband
3 3 (42.86%) Nortel
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (42.86%) Avaya
3 3 (42.86%) Juniper
3 3 (42.86%) VPN
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) CCNP
3 3 (42.86%) CCNA
3 3 (42.86%) BGP
3 3 (42.86%) VRRP
3 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
3 3 (42.86%) MPLS
3 3 (42.86%) IPsec
3 3 (42.86%) Firewall
3 3 (42.86%) IP Telephony
3 3 (42.86%) Nortel Meridian
3 3 (42.86%) Skype for Business
3 3 (42.86%) Unified Communications
3 3 (42.86%) 4G
3 3 (42.86%) High Availability
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (42.86%) HSRP
3 3 (42.86%) Meraki

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) OSPF
1 6 (85.71%) Wireless
2 4 (57.14%) DHCP
2 4 (57.14%) DNS
2 4 (57.14%) LAN
3 3 (42.86%) 4G
3 3 (42.86%) BGP
3 3 (42.86%) Broadband
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (42.86%) Firewall
3 3 (42.86%) HSRP
3 3 (42.86%) IP Telephony
3 3 (42.86%) IPsec
3 3 (42.86%) MPLS
3 3 (42.86%) Nortel Meridian
3 3 (42.86%) Skype
3 3 (42.86%) Unified Communications
3 3 (42.86%) VPN
3 3 (42.86%) VRRP
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco Analyst
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco Network Analyst
1 6 (85.71%) Network Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 4 (57.14%) Network Support
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco Support
3 3 (42.86%) Network Support Analyst
3 3 (42.86%) Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Customer Service Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Customer Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Customer Support
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Support
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) High Availability
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Network Management
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CCNA
1 3 (42.86%) CCNP
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) DBS Check
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) Avaya
2 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
2 3 (42.86%) Juniper
2 3 (42.86%) Meraki
2 3 (42.86%) Nortel
3 1 (14.29%) Apple
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) Google
3 1 (14.29%) VMware